Motion - Support Question 2008x 05x 10x 161321

Kodicom 4400R (BT 878A)

Question

http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Kodicom_4400R how do i configure this ? the card has 16 inputs and 4 chips, i can view the v4l devices /dev/video[0-3] with xawtv i can view in input with "xawtv -device /dev/video0" and setting composite input (i can view from composite 0 to composite 15). how do i set "composite n°" on motion config file ? i tried with "videodevice /dev/video0" and "input" from 0 to 8 but i can't see anything frown, sad smile

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Environment

Motion version: 3.2.9
ffmpeg version: ffmpeg-20070225
Libraries: ffmpeg, mysql, postgresql
Server OS: Slackware Linux hellpenguin 2.6.25.2 #9 Wed May 7 17:01:51 CEST 2008 i686 pentium4 i386 GNU/Linux

-- DavideConsonni - 10 May 2008

Answer

Add to modprobe.conf
# kodicom 4400R card bttv drivers
options bttv card=133,132,133,133 i2c_scan=0
# this one is from: http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/problems.html#bttvload
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1

Now in motion.conf define each input as thread :

thread /path/cam1.conf

thread /path/cam2.conf

thread /path/cam3.conf

thread /path/cam4.conf

In cam1.conf

videodevice /dev/video1

input 1

( and others parameters like webcam_port , target_dir , etc )

In cam2.conf

videodevice /dev/video2

input 2

( and others parameters like webcam_port , target_dir , etc )

In cam3.conf

videodevice /dev/video3

input 3

( and others parameters like webcam_port , target_dir , etc )

In cam4.conf

videodevice /dev/video4

input 0

( and others parameters like webcam_port , target_dir , etc )

-- AngelCarpintero - 10 May 2008

Question

cam1 -> video0 but cam2 -> video1, not 2 ?

anyway i tried with:

videodevice /dev/video0 input 0 webcam_port 7090

(and other 3 files)

i run motion and i get:

May 11 15:49:38 hellpenguin motion: [1] Thread 1 started

May 11 15:49:38 hellpenguin motion: [2] Thread 2 started

May 11 15:49:38 hellpenguin motion: [3] Thread 3 started

May 11 15:49:38 hellpenguin motion: [4] Thread 4 started

but i can't see livestrem neither the file saved. and motion don't give me any error

but motion hang if i try to kill the process:

3289 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Zl 15:49 0:00 [motion] < defunct >


Sorry i did a mistake , corrected already. Please upgrade to 3.2.10 or at least attach your motion.conf / threadx.conf files and the output of motion

running in debug mode and no daemon :

./motion -c /path/motion.conf -n -d 9

-- AngelCarpintero - 12 May 2008


sorry again, but this is right ?

In cam4.conf videodevice /dev/video4 input 0

video4 with input0 ?

i have theese devices: root@hellpenguin:/usr/local/etc# ll /dev/video*

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-05-11 16:37 /dev/video0 -> v4l/video0

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-05-11 16:37 /dev/video1 -> v4l/video1

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-05-11 16:37 /dev/video2 -> v4l/video2

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-05-11 16:37 /dev/video3 -> v4l/video3

no video4 frown, sad smile

-- DavideConsonni - 12 May 2008

I got that config for a contributor that is using that capture card with 4 cameras .

TV capture card /dev/video0

Kodicom /dev/video1-4

Then for you should work :

video0 input 1

video1 input 2

video2 input 3

video3 input 0

But probably could be some difference as there's different version/releases of this card so easy way it to check /dev/video0 with inputs 0-4 and repeat with others.

-- AngelCarpintero - 13 May 2008

Answered as long as user seems that finally managed to fix his problem changing his setup.

-- AngelCarpintero - 08 Jun 2008
Topic revision: r7 - 08 Jun 2008, AngelCarpintero
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